Ear, Nose and Throat Services boosted in Southern Region
Persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however this and other services will be boosted at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department at the Mandeville Regional Hospital following a donation of clinical equipment to enable emergency and surgical intervention for adults.
The support comes from non-profit organisation, Manchester Wellness Foundation which held its Run/Walk on July 2 to raise funds to purchase equipment for the department.
Last Friday, the clinical instruments including suction tubes and biopsy forceps were handed over to the Mandeville Regional Hospital. Head of the ENT Department, Dr Andrew Manning, said the instruments will be able to perform mammoth tasks, despite their sizes.
The donations are part of Phase 1 of the support from the Manchester Wellness Foundation and in the second phase, equipment will be provided to address the needs of paediatric patients.
Dr. Andrew Manning noted that the hospital is very grateful to the Wellness Foundation for being selected as the beneficiary of the Run/Walk which will allow the department to handle more procedures than it was able to.
Since the staging of events in 2010, the Foundation has raised and disbursed in excess of $11 million to hospitals and health centres in Manchester.